Press Release

Framatome welcomes President Emmanuel Macron at its Le Creusot industrial facility

December 8, 2020 | 1 min |
Categories: corporatedefense
December 9, 2020 - Framatome was pleased to welcome French President Emmanuel Macron at its industrial site of Le Creusot, on December 8, 2020, to support the civil and military nuclear industry.

Accompanied by Barbara Pompili, Minister of Ecological Transition; Bruno Le Maire, Minister of the Economy, Finance and Recovery; Florence Parly, Minister of the Defense, and senior military authorities, the President met with representatives of Framatome and leaders in the nuclear sector including EDF, CEA, Orano, Naval Group, TechnicAtome, Gifen and Nuclear Valley.

Bernard Fontana, Framatome CEO, is presenting the Creusot’s site activities to the French President Emmanuel Macron
Bernard Fontana, Framatome CEO, presenting the Creusot’s site activities to the French President Emmanuel Macron. ©Thomas Hazebrouck / Bien Encré

Following a presentation by Bernard Fontana, CEO of Framatome; President Macron recognized the commitment of Framatome and its Creusot employees and addressed the opportunities for France in the civil nuclear sector and military.
“Our future about ecology and energy depends on nuclear power.” said E. Macron
Emmanuel Macron derrière son pupitre pour faire un discours devant le personnel de Framatome Le Creusot
Emmanuel Macron announce the construction of a future aircraft-carrier with nuclear propulsion. Framatome Defense will contribute to make it. 
© Thomas Hazebrouck / Bien Encré

Emmanuel Macron also announced that France will equip its future new generation aircraft carrier with nuclear propulsion, for which Framatome Defense proudly make its industrial contribution.

These declarations were made on the Le Creusot site where Framatome manufactures forged or cast parts under nuclear quality regulations, both for civil reactors and for reactors used in naval defense propulsion.

Currently, the Creusot site employs 360 people and recruits regularly to ensure both the maintenance and development of employee skills and expertise.

Framatome and its 14,000 employees are committed to meet the expectations of their customers in France and around the world.

In 2021 as in 2020, Framatome will recruit globally 1,000 people for different types of positions and varying levels of experience.


About Framatome

Framatome is an international leader in nuclear energy recognized for its innovative solutions and value added technologies for the global nuclear fleet. With worldwide expertise and a proven track record for reliability and performance, the company designs, services and installs components, fuel, and instrumentation and control systems for nuclear power plants. Its more than 14,000 employees work every day to help Framatome’s customers supply ever cleaner, safer and more economical low-carbon energy.

Framatome is owned by the EDF Group (75.5%), Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI – 19.5%) and Assystem (5%).